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Point San Luis Lighthouse

1 lighthouse road, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-540-5771
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Point San Luis Lighthouse is a fully restored national landmark with tours open to the public Wednesdays (12 & 1pm) & Saturdays 12, 1, & 2). The site offers private group tours, educational trips for schools, special events, and weddings. Tickets for the tours can be purchased online at the Point San Luis Lighthouse website. Point San Luis is a non-profit charity and all ticket sales go to support ongoing restoration, education, and conservation programs. The Pecho Coast Trail is a trail hike that leads to the Lighthouse on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. To learn more about signing up for the hike please visit PGE's website. In order to take the hike you must be with a Pecho Coast Trail Guide. There is no public access on the road or the trails leading to the lighthouse due to the nearby power plant.
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“trolley ride” (10 reviews)
“fresnel lens” (6 reviews)
“coast trail” (4 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 lighthouse road, Avila Beach, CA 93424
+1 805-540-5771
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful lighthouse, the best part may be the ride up to the place. The grounds and buildings are very nicely restored.

Thank PlumberGreg
Reviewed 11 May 2017

I have been to the lighthouse a number of times. I have hiked up and taken the trolley-bus. It's a challenging walk but very enjoyable. I am 80 years old and found the hike very doable. The docents make it especially fun and provide you...More

Thank Slosaul
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The view is fabulous, the history fascinating and the volunteers extremely knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. So very well worth the time and money. From check in to the completion everything went smoothly. Patty our trolley driver super nice and good driving, Phil our docent on...More

Thank LDM52
Reviewed 24 April 2017

A charming hike onto the southeastern edge of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant property, led by knowledgeable volunteers, to learn about the natural history of the central coast. I am glad Diablo Canyon is finally slated to go off-line. The geology study that allowed the...More

Thank Jay D
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This is a quaint little light house. It is part of the local charm in this area. Take the time to head out to the pier and see the sea lions up close.

Thank Chantal C
Reviewed 1 April 2017

took this bus trip up to Lighthouse awesome. docents lead the tour, very good. great views of ocean wow. nice people. loved it

Thank jimbo0604
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We went up there for a dinner event with one of the local wineries and really enjoyed it. Did not know it was even there.

Thank need4sand
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

What an amazing way to spend 4 hours!...freah air, spectacular views, history, exercise, and fun! We took the guided hike to the lighthouse. We reserved our places online & meet our volunteer hiking docent on a Wednesday at 8:45 am. The group departed at 9...More

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 3 March 2017

My wife and I made reservations to join a ranger escorted hike from the Nuclear Power Plant to the Point Luis Lighthouse. Relatively easy hike but be sure to wear appropriate shoes and a jacket if it's cold. The lighthouse was very interesting and is...More

Thank Kurt V
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We quite enjoyed this short easy hike to the lighthouse. The docent led hike was worthwhile - our docent was very knowledgeable - Dave - and did a good job on both natural and human history. The walk isnt bad - they take lots of...More

Thank jimbob51
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My son is going to get married at the lighthouse. How accessible is it? Are surrounding trails steep? What kind of surface they have? How far is the place for weddings from the shuttle stop? Are there golf carts to help me around?
2 May 2016|
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Response from ciaolele | Reviewed this property |
I think the only question not previously answered is about the golf carts. I don't remember seeing any golf carts around. It's a beautiful beautiful location though! The suggestion for going to the website is probably the... More
How to arrange for trolley and tour and cost per person (2 senior adults)
29 June 2015|
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Response from Carolyn J | Reviewed this property |
I recommend the ladies wear slacks/jeans if you would like to climb to the top of the lighthouse. It is a narrow, adventurous staircase to the top. Worth it!